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Seasonal Salads

Salads are perhaps the most obvious way to eat your vegetables, especially the excellent ultra-fresh produce one finds at farmers markets, road stands, and CSAs. The fresh and easy salads below use seasonally in-sync ingredients to help you eat locally all year long.
  1. Chopped Salads (12)
  2. Composed Salads (21)
  3. Grain and Legume Salads (9)
  4. Main Dish Salads (7)
  5. Slaws & Sliced Salads (27)
  6. Sweet Fruit Salads (4)
  7. Tossed Salads (29)
  8. Warm Side Salads (16)

10+ Perfect Salads and Slaws for Picnics, Potlucks, and Barbecues
Whether you've been asked to bring something or you're trying to cook enough so your guests don't have to bring anything at all, these dishes are perfect for summer gatherings of all shapes and sizes.

10+ Delicious Spring Salads
Spring salads are colorful and tender, full of fresh spring produce like butter lettuce, asparagus, fava beans, and strawberries.

Fall Salads
Fresh and simple salads for the fall harvest season.

10 Great Beet Salads
Salads based on sweet, earthy beets.

Spring Salads for Easter
Spring produce brings color and flavor to the Easter table.

Cooling Cucumber Salads
These crisp cucumber salads are perfect for cooling off on hot summer days or adding crunch to meals anytime of year.

Easy Winter Salads

You need to keep a broad view of "salad" in mind to make truly winter salads – but combinations of seasonal fruits and vegetables (sometimes cooked, sometimes raw), cheeses, nuts, and legumes can make winter salads as exciting as any spring or summer creation.

How to Make a Winter Salad

Hearty greens, salty cheese, and crunchy nuts are the secret weapons to how to make winter salads delicious.

Thanksgiving Salads
A tossed green salad is always nice, but add a bit more flair and flavor to your Thanksgiving table with these Thanksgiving salads, most of which can be made ahead and travel well.

Christmas Salads
Red and green salads for Christmas.

Classic Creamy Potato Salad
Perfect for picnics, cook-outs, and backyard barbecues of all sorts.

Citrus and Pomegranate Salad
Pomegranate seeds add color and flavor to this simple citrus salad.

Citrus Salad With Mint
Grapefruit, oranges, and mint make a wonderfully refreshing, flavorful, and easy salad.

Corn Avocado Salad (or Salsa!)
Fresh sweet corn and smooth avocado combine to make a great composed salad, salsa, or relish - depending on how you use it.

Cucumber & Yogurt Salad (Tzatziki)
Shredded cucumber is dressed with garlicky yogurt in this simple, refreshing, cooling, salad.

Green Beans With Sesame Dressing
Give green beans a sweet treatment with a nutty sesame dressing.

Pesto Potato Salad
Easy, crowd-pleasing twist on potato salad.

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